Hedgehog's Home by Branko Ćopić:ISBN:978-1-908236-35-7
Welcome to the world of Hedgemond the Hunter, a brave and stubborn little hedgehog. Down in the wild woods he proudly tends his beloved house, but there are some animals who just can’t understand what the fuss is about! Find out just how Hedgemond proves to the grumpy bear and the greedy boar that there truly is no place like home. Hedgehog’s House is a story about caring for your natural habitat. Set in the unspoilt environment of the forest, we find the wild creatures arguing about what home means: is it simply a place we should take for granted, or is it something to be cherished and protected? Despite the persuasions of charming Miss Fox and the jeers of the angry wolf, Hedgemond steadfastly proves that his home is his castle, reminding us all that we each need to care for the places we live.
'The translator has done an excellent job of recreating this gentle tale in English about the significance of home and caring for your natural habitat, enabling a new generation of children to enjoy the writing of one of the Balkan’s most famous writers. Accompanied by charming illustrations by Croatian artist Sanja Rescek this is a perfect book for sharing and reading aloud.'
The musical adaptation of this classic tale was commissioned by Istros Books in 2012, and the premiere of the opera version of Hedgehog's Home took place at the Conway Hall, with original music by Emily Leather. Read a rave review of the show by John Bird of The Big Issue: The Hedgehog who brought the House Down. If you wish to put on a perfromance of this opera, please get in touch with us so that we can direct you to the composer and rights holder for this piece: email@example.com
"Hopefully Hedgehog’s Home will find a place in the repertoire of children’s and school theatre. The enthusiasm and drive of the pupils taking part and the highly committed audience were a feast to behold. For here was a vast operation involving professionals and amateurs, musicians, stage designers, with actors mixed in, widening the children’s chances of gaining new creative skills."
John Bird, Tbe Big Issue
Christina Gill as the Fox in the 2012 production at the Conway Hall, London
Dario Duganzic as Hedgemond the Hedgehog
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